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PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1559 SEC. 504. CONTINUATION OF ENROLLMENT IN SCHOOLS OF THE DEFENSE DEPENDENTS' EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR DEPENDENTS OF MEMBERS INVOLUNTARILY SEPARATED (a) CONTINUATION OF ENROLLMENT.—Section 1407 of the Defense Dependents' Education Act of 1978 (20 U.S.C. 926) is amended— (1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and (2) by inserting after subsection 0?) the following new subsection: " (c) CONTINUATION OF ENROLLMENT FOR CERTAIN DEPENDENTS OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES INVOLUNTARILY SEPARATED. —(1) A member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty on September 30, 1990, who is involuntarily separated during the five-year period beginning on October 1, 1990, and who has a dependent described in paragraph (2) who is enrolled in a school of the defense dependents' education system (or a school for which tuition is provided under subsection (b)) on the date of that separation shall be eligible to enroll or continue the enrollment of that dependent at that school (or another school serving the same community) for the final year of secondary education of that dependent in the same manner as if the member were still on active duty. "(2) A dependent referred to in paragraph (1) is a dependent who on the date of the separation of the member has completed the eleventh grade and is likely to complete secondary education within the one-year period beginning on that date.". (b) INVOLUNTARILY SEPARATED DEFINED.—Section 1414 of that Act (20 U.S.C. 932) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(5) The term 'involuntarily separated' has the meaning given that term in section 1141 of title 10, United States Code.". PART B—DEFENSE OFFICER PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT POUCIES SEC. 521. OFFICER RETENTION FLEXIBILITY (a) IN GENERAL. —(1) Chapter 36 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 638 the following new section: "§ 638a. Modincation to rules for continuation on active duty; enhanced authority for selective early retirement and early discharges "(a) The Secretary of Defense may authorize the Secretary of a military department, during the five-year period beginning on October 1, 1990, to take any of the actions set forth in subsection (b) with respect to officers of an armed force under the jurisdiction of that Secretary. "(b) Actions which the Secretary of a military department may take with respect to officers of an armed force when authorized to do so under subsection (a) are the following: "(1) Shortening the period of the continuation on active duty established under section 637 of this title for a regular officer who is serving on active duty pursuant to a selection under that section for continuation on active duty. "(2) Providing that regular officers on the active-duty list may be considered for early retirement by a selection board convened under section 611(b) of this title in the case of officers described in any of subparagraphs (A) through (C) as follows: